- Aug 3, 2014
I have a 6 month old cream legbar that has been laying for about 4 weeks. The pullets are on free range layer feed, free choice oyster shell and treats of(not always daily and not all at the same time) meal worms, watermelon, cantaloupe, scrambled eggs with shells, yogurt, sunflower seeds, grapes and a few other fruit and veggies. They are able to free range but have been hanging around under shrubs due to heat. Anyways my concern is about every 3 days she acts like she wants to lay but can't. She goes in the nest box for hours without laying then comes out sometimes acting normal...other times puffing up and looking lethargic. Today worried me because she was really not herself. I gave her a warm epsom soak and put her in a kennel with some scrambled eggs with shell, yogurt and layer feed and water of course. I have noticed a few rubber eggs in the coop as of late but I have 11 pullets in there and they are all just starting to lay. Otherwise the 5 that are laying are making nice hard shelled eggs. Any advice on what to add? Is this common in cream legbars? I've never had an issue with any of my hens like this so it's kind of got me baffled and worried something is wrong with her. Thanks.